The Hickory Crawdads picked up their second win in a row over Bowling Green, winning 7-3 on the road Thursday.
Hickory picked up their first run of the night in the first inning. Keyber Rodriguez walked as the first batter of the game. A wild pitch moved him to second base and a balk moved him to third base. Luisangel Acuna singled, allowing Rodriguez to score.
The Crawdads gave up a run in the fourth inning. However, Hickory would score four runs in the sixth inning. Cristian Inoa singled to open the inning. Acuna was then hit by a pitch, moving Inoa to second. A passed ball moved both runners up a base. One out later, Cody Freeman singled scoring Inoa and Acuna while Freeman ended up on second. One out later, Freeman stole third base and Thomas Saggese then doubled, scoring Freeman. Chris Seise then singled, allowing Saggese to score.
Bowling Green scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to cut Hickory’s lead to 5-3. However, in the top of the ninth, Keyber Rodriguez was walked. One out later, Acuna hit a ground rule double moving Rodriguez to third. One out later, Evan Carter hit singled, scoring Rodriguez and Acuna as Hickory took a 7-3 lead that they would hold on to in the bottom of the ninth against the Hot Rods.
With the win, Hickory improves to 33-22. The Crawdads will take on the Hot Rods through Sunday, before returning home to L.P. Frans Stadium on Tuesday against the Greenville Drive.